Head of al-Mustaqbal Movement Saad Hariri arrived in Cairo for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb.
Hariri met with Sisi at Ittihadiya palace, a statement issued by the ex-PM's press office said.
“I was pleased to meet with al-Sisi who is bravely, patiently and wisely leading Egypt,” Hariri told reporters after the one-hour meeting.
The former PM stressed that he is in line with Cairo's moderation policy, in cooperation with all the Arab countries.
“Sisi expressed hope that the Lebanese would elect a new head of state,” Hariri quoted him as saying.
The two officials also tackled the latest developments in the Arab world and the region, in addition to the bilateral ties.
The meeting was held in presence of former Lebanese minister Bassem Sabeh and Hariri's adviser and former MP Ghattas Khoury.
Hariri later held talks with al-Tayeb.
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